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Infectious Diseases

Detecting chlamydia

01/25/2006

Question:

How long does chlamydia have to be in a woman`s body before she generally begins to see signs of it? What are the first signs? Is it possible for chlamydia to go undetected through all the tests in which are adminstered durring a pregnany?

Answer:

Chlamydia can cause discharge or pelvic pain or can have no symptoms at all. Cultures or DNA probes should detect it, even if there are no symptoms.

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Response by:

Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati